Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Lakers
7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time
Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: League Pass
Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9.5
Los Angeles Lakers: 14-15, 11th in the Western Conference
Portland Trailblazers: 14-13, 8th in the Western Conference
Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Trailblazers 1-0 vs. Lakers.
- Lakers had won 5 in a row before losing at Denver badly, 114-126.
- The Lakers lost in their last match up against the Portland Trailblazers on 10/31/12. The Lakers lost 106-116 up at the Rose Garden.
- Lakers have a chance to move into a tie for the 8th spot in the Western Conference with a win today against the Portland Trailblazers. The Lakers are currently 1 game behind Portland for the last playoff spot and a 1/2 game back of both Minnesota and Utah.
- Kobe Bryant has scored 30 or more points in 10 consecutive games. Kobe’s longest such streak in his career was when he strung 16 games of 30 or more in 2003.
- Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis per a Lakers team press release. Pau will be a game time decision.
- Dwight Howard was fined 35k by the NBA for his flagrant foul on Kenneth Faried in Wednesday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets. Fortunately for the Lakers he was not suspended.
– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”